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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Micromax Canvas 4: Spec showdown

| On 18, Jun 2013

[Update: 08/07/2013 12:10 GMT] Please, find the updated comparison here based on the actual specifications of Canvas 4.

[Update: 28/06/2012 09:00 GMT] Canvas 4 pre-booking start at ₹5,000.

Samsung has been busy selling its Galaxy S4 smartphone across the globe but, the sales are stagnating lately in Europe as well as Korea according to new reports and to add to that the ever increasing competition from the local vendors in India, Samsung is definitely going to have a hard time selling its flagship device in India.

Micromax Mobile has announced that it will be launching its fourth-generation flagship Smartphone Canvas 4 sometime soon but, no real details have been revealed expect for a couple of images and a teaser video.

Canvas 4 can directly be placed against the Samsung Galaxy S4 based on the information we have captured so far. The smartphone is powered by the powerful Mediatek Quad-Core processor and would probably be clocked at around 1.2 or 1.4 GHz. There are rumours that the smartphone will be fitted with atleast 1GB of RAM to complement the processor thereby allowing users to use multiple apps concurrently.

As compared to the 4.99-inch screen of the S4, Canvas 4 boasts of a marginally bigger 5-inch screen and will most probably be an IPS Screen. From the image of the Canvas 4 it is also evident that the rear camera is a 13-megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED flash. There are no news yet about the internal storage but, we peg it to be at 8GB and Micromax is going to allow expandable storage of up to 32GB with a microSD card.
micromax canvas 4
We are not saying that the Canvas 4 and Galaxy S4 can be compared head-to-head considering Samsung has put in the best components available in the market – an Octa-Core processor with 13 Mega Pixel Super Quality camera; a 4.99 inch screen with 431 pixel per inch density resulting in 1080 X 1920 resolution among others.

Pricing is another thing that Micromax is known for and we expect that the handset may be priced at somewhere below the US $300 mark or ₹16,000. If this does turn out to be true then the Indian consumers would be in for an amazing handset considering the cost.

Canvas 4 pre-orders are starting June 28 and the shipments would start sometime in second week of July.

Specs Samsung Galaxy S4 Micromax Canvas 4
Screen Size 4.99 inches 5 inches
Display type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Expected IPS
Resolution 1080 x 1920 Expected 1080 x 1920
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [upgradable to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie] Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [upgradable to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie]
Processor Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Cortex A15 Mediatek quad-core
Number of cores Eight Cores Four Cores
Processor speed 1.6 GHz Expected to be either 1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Not known
RAM 2GB At least 1 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16, 32, 64 GB 8 GB
Expandable Storage 64 GB 32 GB
Primary Camera 13-megapixel autofocus with LED flash 13-megapixel autofocus with LED flash
Secondary Camera 2 megapixel 2 megapixel
Camera features Face and Smile Detection, Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call and Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range), Sound & Shot, Sports, Continuous shot All Android camera features
Colours White Frost, Black Mist White and Black
Price Available at ₹37,900 Expected to be priced at ₹16,000 or less